A twisty, page-turning thriller, Girl in the Rearview Mirror by Kelsey Rae Dimberg is a story about privilege and power, family and obligation, ambition and complicity, and the pull of the past on the present. Perfect for fans of Jane Harper, Megan Abbott and Chris Hammer's Scrublands.Desperate to put her past in the rearview mirror, Finn Hunt leaves the Midwest for Phoenix, Arizona, where no one knows her story.While she's working a dead-end job, a chance meeting with Philip Martin, son of a prominent US Senator, leads Finn to a position as nanny for Amabel, his precocious four-year-old daughter. Quickly seduced into the Martins' privileged world, Finn can almost believe she belongs there, almost forget the dark past that haunts her.Then, in the stifling heat of a desert summer as the Senator's re-election looms, a strange woman begins to follow Finn, claiming a connection to Philip and threatening to expose the family to scandal. As Finn tries to protect Amabel, and shield the Martins, she's inadvertently drawn deeper and deeper into their buried secrets.The family trusts Finn, for now, but it will only take one mistake for everything she holds dear - the Martins' world, her new life - to fall apart. . .
A family determined to keep their secrets and one young woman who may end up exposing them all. A debut psychological suspense thriller, perfect for fans of Jane Harper, Gillian Flynn, Megan Abbott and Attica Locke.
I tore through Girl in the Rearview Mirror . . . A charged, tense, highly emotional story -- Caz Frear, author of Sweet Little Lies and Stone Cold HeartAn exciting, intoxicating debut -- Megan Abbott, bestselling author of Give Me Your HandUtterly compelling -- Rosamund Lupton, bestselling author of SisterAs beguiling a tale as the famous family at its center -- Meghan MacLean Weir, author of The Book of EssieRiveting -- Hallie Ephron, New York Times bestselling author of Careful What You Wish ForFantastic, gripping -- Samantha Downing, author of The Lovely WifeA writer to watch * Publisher's Weekly *Thrilling, thoughtful, and suspenseful -- Sarah Weinman, author of The Real Lolita: The Kidnapping of Sally Horner and the Novel That Scandalized the WorldGripping and cinematic, this debut is pure modern noir. A timely story of secrets and power that tips the conventions of the genre on their head -- Flynn Berry, author of Under the Harrow
A family determined to keep their secrets and one young woman who may end up exposing them all...
Kelsey Rae Dimberg received an MFA from the University of San Francisco and studied at Barrett Honors College of Arizona State University, where she was editor-in-chief of the literary magazine Lux, and received the Swarthout Award in Fiction. Girl in the Rearview Mirror is her first novel. Born in Seattle, Kelsey has lived in eight states, and currently resides in Milwaukee.